The Jinx

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The Jinx
Start date: June 3rd, 1946
End date: August 3rd, 1946
# of strips: 54 (9 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "Medusa"
Followed by: "Felina"

"The Jinx" is the 40th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

A jinx haunting a ball park.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Big Bill, a star pitcher.
  • Betty Blayne, owner of the Blue Sox Ball Club.
  • Sophie, Betty's aunt.
  • Lumpy, a tinhorn gambler.


  • New York
    • Blue Sox Ball Club

Behind the scenes

  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of June 3, 1946 (Beginning: The Jinx)


This story has been published in the following publications:

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